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BWF Championship: PV Sindhu eases past Indonesia's Fitirani to reach pre-quarters

It took the star shuttler 35 minutes to ease past the Indonesian, dominating the proceedings and imposing authority to win 21-14, 21-9 to enter the pre-quarters.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: August 01, 2018 17:14 IST ]
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PV Sindhu defeats Fitirani to enter the third round of the BWF Championship

India's star shuttler PV Sindhu cruised past Indonesia's Fitirani Fitirani 21-14, 21-9 in the second round to reach the pre-quarters of the BWF World Championship at Olympics Sports Centre in Nanjing, China on Wednesday. 

It took the star shuttler 35 minutes to ease past the Indonesian, dominating the proceedings and imposing authority. 

Earlier, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth also notched up comfortable wins to make their way to the third round of the badminton championship. 

Saina, who won a silver and bronze in the earlier editions of the championship, defeated Turkey's Aliye Demirbag 21-17, 21-8 in the second round to set up a pre-quarterfinal clash with 2013 champion Ratchanok Inthanon of Thailand. The Olympic medallist Indian had received a bye in the first round.

Fifth seed Srikanth dispatched Ireland's Nhat Nguyen 21-15, 21-16 in his campaign opener to join compatriots HS Prannoy, Sameer Verma and B Sai Praneeth, who received a walkover after his opponent, Korea's Son Wan Ho, pulled out in the second round.

Srikanth, who won four titles last season, will face Spain's Pablo Abian next, while Praneeth will meet another Spaniard, Lus Enrique Penalver.

(With IANS Inputs)

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